Voting has been taking place in Portugal's overseas territories this week. Electors have been selecting?
Voting has been taking place in Portugal's overseas territories this week. Electors have been selecting candidates for enlarged and more powerful legislative assemblies, established under new laws covering Portuguese colonies.
The new laws allow some of the deputies to be elected by the people, and give the assemblies more say in their internal affairs.
This film, supplied by the Portuguese Government, shows polling activity in Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Angola. Similar elections have been taking place in Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, Macaw, and Timor.
Candidates must be born Portuguese citizens -- though of any colour or race -- literate in Portuguese, and have lived in the appropriate territory for three years. There is a single list of candidates, all members of the National Popular Action movement. In Angola, 32 of the 53 Deputies will be elected, 20 out of 50 in Mozambique, and 5 out of 17 in Portuguese Guinea. The rest of the candidates will be selected by official groups such as chiefs and other traditional authorities, the civil service, workers' organisations and business associations.